Episode 4

Frankie, Dennis, and Johnny review Shortcomings, as written and illustrated by Adrian Tomine.

In this episode discuss being “balls deep”; the flaws and beauty of the characters Ben Tanaka, Miko Hayashi, and Alice Kim; the significance of a cup of coffee being poured out; if masturbating to porn and what other acts may or may not constitute cheating; the standard of beauty in America and how it affects on the characters of Shortcomings; Cookie Puss; and the art and storytelling of Shortcomings.

Check out our reading lists for previous seasons by clicking here. We would love to hear your suggestions for future episodes of Graphic Novel Explorers Club.

Songe d’Automne by Latche Swing

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